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staging consultations: In the Race to Sell, Sometimes a Stager Has to Shift Gears - 08/24/08 06:23 PM
Yesterday morning, I was scheduled to perform consulting duties for one of my favorite RE agents. The particular client I was scheduled to meet with is notably motivated to sell their home as their new custom home is near completion (it will be move in ready in approximately 2 weeks). Because of these circumstances, the agent went against the usual stage-list-show schedule by placing the listing on the MLS without photos before I had been there to steer the seller in the right direction as to how to prepare their house for the market. Generally, I try to arrive 5-10 minutes (14 comments)
staging consultations: The Most Important Step You Can Take When Showing Your House - 10/21/07 06:48 PM
Recently, I received a phone call from a fellow stager in a different part of the state. She was flustered over the fact that she was dealing for the first time with a home at a higher price point and a very intimidating top producing Realtor.It seems the property in question could do with a good cleaning - several children and cats also occupy the home - and she made haste in letting them know that the home would have to be cleaned (and kept clean) if she were to stage the listing. The Realtor was very offended that she would (21 comments)
staging consultations: 5 Things Buyers Should Never See in Your Listings- REVISED - 07/02/07 11:49 AM
As Kate Hart recently addressed, we have all found odd things in our listings. Things that startle buyers (and ourselves) and cause them to exit a listing before they have completed the tour. Below is a list of things that your buyers should never see during showings that must be addressed before the sign goes into the yard. These things will undoubtedly kill your sale. 1. Sex - Let's just get this one out of the way, shall we? Whether it be in it's physical form (stumbling upon couples in the act or obviously recently finished) or just suggestive (toys, stripper poles, swings, lingerie, etc.) Nothing can give your (33 comments)
staging consultations: How James Frazier and a Home Inspector Revolutionized my Consultations - 05/22/07 09:33 AM
It has been a hot topic here on AR - how do you do your written consults? Do you take photos and notes, then go home and write them up? How much time do you spend? Is it worth what you are paid? So on and so forth. Obviously, not process is right for everyone, so we all do it differently. It used to be that I would walk through a house with a client discussing certain things with them, taking photos, etc. Then I would go home spend countless hours writing up every tiny detail, writing and rewriting until I couldn't (18 comments)
staging consultations: Step by Step: Consultation/Bid - The Difference. - 01/16/07 09:26 AM
Step 5 in the Step by Step Series is the consultation or bid phase. At this point, you have a stager, introduced the staging concept to your client and they have met to discuss what happens next. It will either be a consultation or bid. To clear up a few things first, neither of these things will be accomplished unless you have a signed listing agreement, if you are the one that brought the stager in. If your stager came along to the listing appointment, it was just to assist you in the explanation of what staging is and what the process (7 comments)
Kimberly Wester's experiences, views and tutorials on staging in the real estate industry, with a focus on educating the RE industry on the benefits of home staging and bringing the staging community together under a united message.
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